Princess Jasmine was one of the first Disney women who fought for what she wanted out of life. She wasn’t going to accept that she would marry just anyone. Jasmine knew her worth and wanted to marry for love and not an obligation.
The live action version was the same. Except, this time, it wasn’t just about marriage. She wanted to be the sultan of Agrabah. Unfortunately, just like the cartoon, there were roadblocks that stopped this from happening.
Both of these women stood up for themselves. They knew they didn’t have to sit back and let their fate be decided for them. Jasmine in the cartoon was offended that her father, Jafar, and Aladdin were deciding her future as if she wasn’t entitled to make her own decision. In the other version, Jasmine stood a little taller and spoke up a lot more. It was probably due to her motives being different.
Advantage: Naomi Scott
Naomi Scott was powerful. Her song “Speechless” combined all of her emotions and showed everyone that she was more than worthy of being the sultan. As she sang you could feel the emotion with every word. Despite Jafar having power at his disposal, she stood tall in defiance of him and the threat of physical harm. In a lot of ways, Naomi Scott was the best part of this movie. Easily the better of the two.